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  • A South Carolina newspaper is suing the police agencies investigating the shooting deaths of a mother and son from one of South Carolina's prominent legal families. The Post and Courier in Charleston reports that it filed the lawsuit Thursday against the State Law Enforcement Division and the Colleton County Sheriff's Office. The newspaper argues that authorities violated public records law by refusing to release 911 calls and police reports.
  • South Carolina lawmakers have agreed to a compromise between the House and Senate versions of the state's more than $10 billion budget. The Post and Courier reports that members of a conference committee voted Thursday to approve the $10.7 billion spending plan for the upcoming year. State employees, teachers and law enforcement officers will all see pay bumps in this budget.
  • Heavy rainfall is likely to cause areas of flash flooding across portions of the Palmetto State this weekend in advance of a tropical system approaching from the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has become the latest former Trump administration official to launch a political action committee. In an interview with The Associated Press Thursday, Pompeo declined to link the move to a possible 2024 presidential bid. He also wouldn't say whether a potential run by his old boss, former President Donald Trump, would sway any plans. Pompeo spoke with AP two days after formally launching a political action committee he said he would use to boost conservative candidates across the country in 2022 races at the state and federal levels.
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A.T. Shire
SC Public Radio
On this episode of Spoleto Backstage, we present a world premiere performance by oboist James Austin Smith. He also joins us to share the backstory of the piece by composer Sigfried Thiele, discuss life as a musician during the pandemic, and celebrate his return to Spoleto Festival USA.
Latest SC Business Review Episodes
  • South Carolina Business Review
    SC Public Radio
    During the pandemic, employees and employers were forced to rush to adapt to new technologies and health protocols, and our next guest says that as a result, workplace communication suffered. And so she helped lead a study on this topic involving communication management professionals in companies across the US. And, the results are in.Mike Switzer interviews Dr. Shannon Bowen, a professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina.
  • South Carolina Business Review
    SC Public Radio
    Our next guest is one of our state’s Liberty Fellows at the Aspen Global Leadership Network. She’s also an experienced entrepreneur, business consultant, keynote speaker, and author. Her most recent book is entitled “What an MBA Taught Me…But My Kids Made Me Learn”.Mike Switzer interviews Bea Wray in Mt. Pleasant, SC.
Latest NatureNotes Episodes
  • There will more daylight than darkness on the Summers Solstice than on any other day of the year.
  • A white mulberry tree, fruiting
    Gail Hampshire
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    This tree is not native to South Carolina. The white mulberry is widely cultivated to feed the silkworms employed in the commercial production of silk. It is also notable for the rapid release of its pollen, which is launched at greater than half the speed of sound. Its berries are edible when ripe.
Latest SC Lede Episodes
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    On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 19, 2021, we look at the finalized state budget SC lawmakers agreed to this week, take the pulse of the Palmetto State's economic recovery, hear the latest on the highly contagious Delta variant of COVID-19, and more.
  • This episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 15, 2021, features: a look at Vice President Kamala Harris' visit to Greenville, SC this week; what's being done to curb drug use and abuse in the Palmetto State; Spoleto Festival USA General Director Nigel Redden's final festival; and more.
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